Now that we have been awarded with The Sims 4: Discover University, we have gotten 3 new careers with law being a really exciting addition to the game.

Your sim now has the opportunity to become a judge or a private attorney through the career and can make a really great living doing so. This guide is going to tell you everything we need to know about the law career in The Sims 4.

Traits for the Law Career

Choosing the right traits for your sim can really help you gain skills more quickly and get promotions faster.

The first trait that can help is the genius trait. This is because you need to work on the logic skill for the Judge Branch and genius sims are going to get focused more often, which can improve how quickly your sim gains the logic skill.

You may also want to choose outgoing because you’ll need to gain the charisma skill for the Private Attorney. The best way to gain the charisma skill is by talking to other sims and outgoing sims will have the best time when doing so.

Lot Traits for the Law Career

Lot traits are extremely helpful if you’re trying to advance in your career because certain lot traits are going to help you build skills faster. This career is going to focus on the logic skill and the charisma skill as well as the brand new research & debate skill.

The first lot trait that will be helpful is the science lair lot trait, this one is going to make your sim gain the logic skill more quickly.

The second one that will help the law career is the convivial lot trait. This one is great for the charisma skill because it makes social interactions go more smoothly which can help you gain the skill quicker.

Degrees That Help With This Career

With The Sims 4: Discover University there is a degree (or two or three) that will help with each career and will give you bonuses. You’ll start the career at a further level, make more money, and even get a signing bonus.

The two degrees that you’re going to get bonuses for the law career are going to be history or language and literature!

Working From Home

The new law career has the awesome option to work from home if you so choose. Every single morning an hour before your shift is set to start your sim will get a pop up asking if they want to go to work or work from home for the day.

If you choose the work at home option you’ll be given a few tasks to complete by the time your next shift starts the next day. For the law career these are things like file legal motion, file court documents, and more. Most of these can be done on the computer under the career section.

As you complete these tasks you’ll be paid a bit of money for each task and can also get a bonus if your boss thinks you did a great job.

Law Career Levels

“Sims who pursue a career in law are in a unique position to help others with their legal problems, champion causes, and further the public good (or not). That fancy paycheck doesn’t hurt either!”

This career is going to focus heavily on the research & debate skill, so it’s important that you work on this early and often. You can gain this skill using one of the research machines that can be found at the library in Britechester or at either of the University Commons.

Your daily task for this career is something simple like file court documents, this can be done on a computer under the career > law section.

To get passed level 4 of the law career, your sim is going to need to pass the lawyer’s exam. This is a rabbit hole where your sim will leave the house for two hours, you can find this interaction on the computer under the career > law section.

At level 5 of the law career you’re going to need to start offering your services to other sims that you know. You’ll do this by clicking on the sim and choosing offer legal representation.

Rank1
Job TitleProcess Server
Hourly Wage§15
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 5pm
Daily Pay§135
Promotion TasksFile Court Documents
Promotion RewardsN/A
Rank2
Job TitleFile Clerk
Hourly Wage§18
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 5pm
Daily Pay§162
Promotion TasksFile Court Documents, Level 2 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards§150, Legal Case Files
Rank3
Job TitleLegal Secretary
Hourly Wage§22
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 5pm
Daily Pay§198
Promotion TasksFile Court Documents, Level 3 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards§200, New Interaction: Chat about Scandalous Lawsuit
Rank4
Job TitleParalegal
Hourly Wage§30
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 5pm
Daily Pay§270
Promotion TasksFile Court Documents, Pass the Lawyer’s Exam, Logic Level 2, Research & Debate Level 4
Promotion Rewards§350, Very Impressive Lawyer-y Desk Chair
Rank5
Job TitleBudding Barrister
Hourly Wage§52
ScheduleM T W T F 9am – 5pm
Daily Pay§416
Promotion TasksOffer Legal Representation, Charisma Level 2, Research & Debate Level 5
Promotion Rewards§350, New Interaction: Offer Legal Representation, New CAS Items
Rank6
Job TitleAdept Attorney
Hourly Wage§75
ScheduleM T W T F 9am – 5pm
Daily Pay§600
Promotion TasksLogic Level 3, Research & Debate Level 6
Promotion Rewards§500, Very Impressive Lawyer-y Desk
Rank7
Job TitlePromising Prosecutor
Hourly Wage§105
ScheduleM T W T F 9am – 4pm
Daily Pay§735
Promotion TasksCharisma Level 3, Research & Debate Level 7
Promotion Rewards§750, Barrister’s Bookcase

Education Career Unlocks (Before Branch)

With every career you unlock new build mode objects like furniture and decor, and the law career has a couple cute unlocks for you to explore.

Your sim is going to get the Barrister’s Bookcase as well as thethe very impressive lawyer’y desk and chair. You can really use these to create a cute lawyer’s office for your sim’s home.

Judge Branch

“Judges preside over court proceedings and conduct trials in an impartial and lawful manner. Armed with a gavel and decked out in judicial robes, they wield constitutional authority.”

Your sim is going to need to keep increasing their logic skill throughout this branch of the career, meaning they should have a chess table in their home to make sure they reach those requirements.

You’re also going to need to get to level 9 of the Research & Debate skill, which can be earned using the research machines. You can find these machines at the university commons or the library in Britechester, or purchase one from build mode.

Judge Branch Levels

Rank8
Job TitleGavel Smasher
Hourly Wage§120
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 4pm
Daily Pay§960
Promotion TasksLevel 5 Logic, Level 8 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards§1200, New CAS Items, New Abilities: Research Legal Issues, Visit University Law Class, Read Pleadings
Rank9
Job TitleHonourable Arbitrator
Hourly Wage§220
ScheduleT T F 8am – 4pm
Daily Pay§1760
Promotion TasksLevel 6 Logic, Level 9 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards§1500, New Ability: Guest Speak at University
Rank10
Job TitleChief of Justice
Hourly Wage§425
ScheduleT T F 8am – 4pm
Daily Pay§3400
Promotion TasksN/A
Promotion Rewards§2200, On a Scale of 1 to Justice

Judge Branch Unlocks

The only unlockable item that your sim will get in this branch of the career (and the other one as well) is the On a Scale of 1 to Justice, nothing exciting but is a cute piece of home decor.

Private Attorney Branch

“Handling legal cases, practicing law in court, and recruiting high profile clients. It’s all the name of the game when you’re a Private Attorney. Work hard, win your cases, and you might make Partner.”

This branch of the career is going to have your sim focusing on their charisma skill. This skill can be gained through talking to other sims or practicing a speech in the mirror.

You’ll also be gaining the new research & debate skill which can be done using one of the research machines that are located in the Britechester library or at a University commons.

Private Attorney Levels

Rank8
Job TitleLead Litigator
Hourly Wage§140
ScheduleM T W T F 8am – 5pm
Daily Pay§1260
Promotion TasksLevel 5 Charisma, Level 8 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards§1450, New CAS Items, New Abilities: Visit University Law Class, Discuss Complex Case Law, Research Case Law, Craft Legal Argument
Rank9
Job TitleLegal Eagle
Hourly Wage§225
ScheduleT W T F 8am – 5pm
Daily Pay§2025
Promotion TasksLevel 6 Charisma, Level 9 Research & Debate
Promotion Rewards§1850
Rank10
Job TitlePreeminent Partner
Hourly Wage§450
ScheduleT W T F 8am – 3pm
Daily Pay§3150
Promotion TasksN/A
Promotion Rewards§2600, On a Scale of 1 to Justice

Private Attorney Unlocks

There aren’t any exciting unlocks in this career branch, only the On a Scale of 1 to Justice. This is a cute piece of decor, but has no real function.

Final Thoughts

The law career is a nice addition to the game, and a great career for any ambitious sim to explore. How do you feel about the new careers in The Sims 4: Discover University? Let us know in the comments!